Rowlf’s role as an IBM salesdog was new in 1966, and it’s no wonder IBM was ecstatic. The charismatic pooch was already a star on television, and it was a real coup to get him for their in-house sales films. His charm and good looks made him a natural in sales, and IBM would keep him on the payroll for almost a decade. Learn more about these first IBM films.
In June 1965, 28-year-old Jim Henson started a written log of his activities in what became known as “The Red Book.” He noted down what had happened up until that point (deemed “Ancient History”) and then recorded anything that he felt was worth recording as single line journal entries until the end of 1988.
Selected curated entries courtesy of The Jim Henson Company Archives.